Okay I know it says a picture of me and my friends but I decided to do a picture of each of my closest friends to show their individual personalities, so there is a lot of pics.  
 So, first we have Delia, DJ for short. I love her she is always making me laugh and always can make you feel better when you are having a bad day. And I have to mention she has the most beautiful voice ever, I could just listen to her sing all day! She should be on Glee!!! (PS we both love that show, so it would work out perfect!) DeeJay is such an inspiration to me, I someday wish to be at least half the person she is!
 This is MELISSA!! Mel came into my life in jr. high, and we became friends right away. Melissa is the kindest person ever, and she has the best attitude out of anyone I know. Melissa is the quietest in our friend group but she always has a good joke to tell and keeps me laughing. I love Melissa because she shares the love for chick flicks with me. I love the nights where we would just sit in her basement watching how to loose a guy in 10 days, and eating popcorn, those were the days! And by the way melissa makes the best muddies buddies yummmm! I'm so thnakful that she came to Connell, I don't know what I would have done without her.
 Karms! As you can see she is so pretty, Karmen loves to work out and she inspires me to be a better person. Karms is nice to everyone and she always is doing something special for someone. I love karm because I can't talk to her about so many different things, we laugh together and we cry together she is just amazing. She always has a text to lighten my day, and she is a friend that will sacrifice anything for you. She also has the best taste in music and knows all the new songs, I will love her forever.
Blaire!!!!! First off Blaire is gonna be my roomie up at school, I CAN'T WAIT!! but anywho, Blaire has so much spunk and personality. She is someone who can stand her ground and she is a beautiful person inside and out.  She is a hard worker and knows how to get things done. I love Blaire cause she always laughs at my horrible jokes, and that is a good friend haha. Blaire is an awesome sister and I wish I could be like her one day, she is always treating laryn (her little sister) so well, and that is something I have always admired about her!
Chels! I barely met Chelsea less than a year ago at BYU-Idaho. Chelsea is so awesome! She is so fun to be around and is so uplifting. She is so hilarious, and I am always laughing when I'm with her. One of my favorite memories with her is driving in her car and singing our lungs out. I look forward to getting to know her better. 

 Laurel, Blaire, DeeJay, Melissa, Karm, Ali
 Meli in the tree, Deej, and Karms. HAHA I love this pic

I saved this pic for last because it is my favorite. This is some of my friends at a basketball in high school. I will forever love my friends, they have made me who I am, and have blessed my life in so many ways. LOVE YOU ALL FOREVER!!!


-- So...yes I realize I'm not very good at this 30 day challenge.. So today I'm doing two so HA!
"THIS IS JUST A STOP ON THE WAY TO WHERE I'M GOING" This is the lyrics to one of Carrie Underwood songs. I started the blog when I was in college and really trying just to get through it. I wasn't enjoying BYU-Idaho like everyone else around me seemed to be. This is also a time in life when you have so many choices to make and you really in an awkward position in life. You really don't belong at home anymore, and your college dorm room or apartment can hardly fill like a home at all. So this point in my life is just a stop, on the way to where I will someday end up. And all the choices that I make on this "stop" will affect what I will become and where I end up.


CHALLENGE DAY 1: Recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself!

Day 1:
 So this is the most recent picture that I have of myself, on on the far right, I look a little goofy but that's alright. In this picture is my bestest friends in the whole world, Blaire, Karmen, Deejay, and Melissa, I love these girls!!!

So on to the interesting facts:
1. I have lived in the same house my whole life, besides when I went to college, I love Mesa/Basin City/Connell!!!!
2. I am LDS of Mormon. I love my faith, it makes me who I am and it gives me hope, and faith in this world which so much wrong.
3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE to read, I used to hate to read when I was younger, but when I was about 14 something clicked and I just began to love it, it is now one of my favorite things to do.
4. I am not a fan or horror movies, I hate them in fact, but I love chick flicks, they are awesome!!!!
5. I think I am a shopaholic, Nothing makes me happier than a one day sale at Macy's!!!!
6. I love Christmas, It is the most wonderful time of the year. I love everything about it, the smells, the tastes, and the happiness it brings me, I also love buying presents that might have something to do with my love of shopping.
7. I love sports! I love football and volleyball especially! those are my favorites, I love sitting out in the cold and watching a football game, and I love to play volleyball it is awesome!
8. I was a seasonal janitor for my school for 3 summers! I was never proud of my job back then, but it really taught me the value of hard work, and how to respect things and how important money was.
9. I love to watch the food network, and my favorite thing to watch is Chopped, I would really love to be a professional chef someday, but I don't think that will happen.
10. I am the oldest daughter in my family, Sometimes I wish I had an older sister, but then I realize that I have older brothers to look up for and I couldn't ask for anything more. I like being an older sister though, I feel like I have a certain trust with my sisters and I love it.
11. Shoe's are awesome!!!!!! Need I say more, i have about 20 pairs in my closet ooops!!
12. I have the best friends in the whole world, they are so awesome and I can always count on them for anything. Most people say you won't be stay in touch with your high school friends, but they will always be my best friends.
13. I am 5' 10" I haven't grown a inch since eighth grade, I used to hate being tall but know I love it
14. I hate milk, I think it is so nasty!!!
15. I go to BYU-Idaho and I don't love it!!


I am doing the 30 day blog challenge. I was reading another persons blog and she had this idea on there. I figured I would do it since I have a hard time thinking of things to blog about, so I thought it would be an awesome idea.  Here is the different things I have to write about for the next 30 days. 

Day 1-Recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself

Day 2-The meaning behind your Blog name

Day 3-A picture of you and your friends

Day 4-A habit that you wish you didn't have

Day 5-A picture of somewhere you've been

Day 6-Favorite super hero and why

Day 7-A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you

Day 8-Short term goals for this month and when you'll accomplish them

Day 9-Something you're proud of in the past few days

Day 10-Songs you listen to when you're bored, happy, sad, mad, hyped

Day 11-Another picture of you and your friends

Day 12-How you found out about blogger and why you have one

Day 13-A letter to someone who has hurt you recently

Day 14-'A picture of you and your family

Day 15-Put your ipod or shuffle on-first 10 songs that play

Day 16-Another picture of yourself

Day 17-Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why

Day 18-Plans/dreams/goals you have

Day 19-Nicknames you have and why you have them

Day 20-Someone you see yourself marrying or being with in the future

Day 21-A picture of something that makes you happy

Day 22-What makes you different from everyone else

Day 23-Something you crave for a lot

Day 24-A letter to your parents

Day 25-What I would find in your bag

Day 26-What do you think about your friends

Day 27-Why you are doing this 30 day challenge

Day 28-A picture of you from last year and now-how have you changed?

Day 29-In this past month, what have you learned?

Day 30-Your favorite song?

I am up for the challenge and I can't wait to write about some of these things, let the journey begin!!!



I'm sure you all have noticed the fabulous trend of shape ups. I have been really curious about this shoe, why in the world are all these shoe companies making this hideous looking shoe? and could they really make my butt look that much better, and tone my legs??? I have thought these things every time I have seen them.

So one day I was walking along the nicely stocked shoe aisle in Fred Meyer when I encountered various colors of the shape ups. So I decided that I would try a pair on. I slipped my foot into size 10 pair, and laced them up. I was surprised to find as I took my first steps in this pair of shoes, that they were the most comfortable thing I ever wore, It was amazing!! I finally understood why everyone was wearing them, it was like a lightbulb went off. Yes, the shape ups were comfortable but they didn't look good enough for the $90 price tag that went along with them. So maybe one day when I'm rich and don't have anything better to spend my money on, I will buy a pair.

PS I still need to find out if they help the butt look better, if that is the case I might have to buy them a litter sooner. haha, yeah..... probably not. 


Rexburg! And a little of everything!

Well, my time here in Rexburg, Idaho is coming to a close. Less then four weeks and I will be back in Washington! I can't wait. These last couple of weeks Rexburg has been getting better though, there will be some things that I will truly miss. My intramural volleyball season ended this past week. Our team never won a game, but I made a ton on new friends and there were times that I had a lot of fun.

My classes have been going great, they are hard but I am learning a lot of interesting things. One of my favorites is child development it is interesting to see how different circumstances have different results in how we turn out. I also am taking a class on Pakistan, lets just say after that class I realized how proud I am to be an American. I am currently and education major, but I might switch that. There is just way to many important decisions to make when you are a college student, but that is part of growing up!

This week I also figured out how cheap Winco is! It is awesome, a couple of friends and I went to Idaho Falls to grocery shopping, and everything was much cheaper there, it was way worth the trip. We also went to a hamburger place call Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Their hamburgers were amazing, one of the best I ever had. It was also fun just to drive and sing as loud as you can.

This weekend I am going home! YAY!! I can't wait, I love going home. I can't wait to see my family and friends. Everything is better at home. I don't have to clean up after 5 other adults, I am with the best people on earth and It is just better!

Well this blog was very random, I just wanted to update everyone and let them know what was going on in my life. Have a great week everyone!



It's memorial day weekend so I am heading home to Washington, I can't wait to get there. Since I'm going home I decided to make a list of all the things I miss/love about home.

1. My Family- I miss my family the most, my parents, my siblings, my grandparents, and the rest of the family out in washington.
2. My Friends- I miss my friends Karmen, and DJ so much they are amazing!
3. My moms cooking- once you are at college you start to miss your mom's cooking, especially my mom, because she is the best cook in the world. I would do anything for her rolls or delicious pie right now!
4. My house- Even though I live in an apartment, nothing beats the comfort of home, there is just something nice about a living room with big, comfy couches, and a nice carpet, and also a nice big kitchen stocked with food :)
5. Having money- It seems that ever since I went to college I am awfully poor ALL THE TIME.. I hate this feeling, and I can't to go home and get a job.
6. High School Sports- I miss this so much! I loved the rivalry's and getting dressed up all crazy, and most of all I miss my high school volleyball team.
7. My home ward- I just loved going to church out in the Basin City, everyone is so strong there and such good people, there is just something missing here.
8. The endless miles of green fields- Even though here in Idaho there is plenty of fields, nothing seems green yet. Everything is dead from the cold winter.
9. The sun- I never see the sun here, I just want to see the sun and get a tan, I have never been this white in my life.
10. AWasher and Dryer- I have never realized the blessing of a washer and dryer right in your house, I hate walking down to the laundry room and having to pay to wash your clothes, and the washers here suck :(

These are just ten things that I really miss from home, there are a lot more but I could go on for days about the things I miss from the simple life in Mesa, Washington. Maybe someday I can make a list of what I love about Rexburg haha.
I can't wait to be home and see you all. Love, Alison



So here at BYU-I they don't have college sports so they have a huge intramural program. Since I love volleyball I decided to play this semester. I'm not trying to complain but there are many things that I can't stand about this program, that I just have to get off my chest. 

First of all, the coaches. The coaches are other students, the girl's teams have mostly guy coaches and the guy's teams have mostly girl coaches. This would be all fine with me, except for it comes down to whoever can flirt the best gets the most playing time. This is totally unfair, and I think it is wrong.

The second problem I have with it is they don't cut ANYONE. I understand it's hard to cut people, because you don't want to hurt their feelings, but how is a team supposed to get better if some of the players only volleyball experience has been church ball? This is very frustrating, but I try to have a good attitude, and try and help my teammate that isn't doing so well.

Even though this experience is hard, its fun to be playing again. I play on the spartans with the same color of green uniform we I had in junior high. I also get to play with my friend, Blaire Wells, who I graduated with and have played volleyball with since 7th grade. We lost our game yesterday 3-1, but we are definately improving.



Yep, I'm Starting a BLOG!!!

So, I have no idea why but I have decided to start a blog. Being a college student I have a lot of time to think and I need to get some of these things down on paper, or internet. I don't plan on having millions of followers, or being in the next movie about a blogger. I just want something to do with  my spare time. I have been reading many blogs and I've noticed that most of them have some sort of theme. I guess my theme will be the life of a young adult college girl, not really exciting, but maybe some day it will go somewhere. Who knows? But this is my blog! - Alison